Discovery to Air ‘Everest Avalanche Tragedy’

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The Discovery Channel has announced the broadcast of a new documentary titled “Everest Avalanche Tragedy,” which will premiere Sunday, May 4.

The network had planned to air the first wing-suit flight off the top of Mount Everest by daredevil Joby Ogwyn, but cancelled the live primetime event following the tragic avalanche that killed 13 people on Friday, April 18.

“We were at Mount Everest to make history, but instead we were there as eyewitnesses to history,” said Eileen O’Neill, Discovery Network President, in a recent statement. “It is essential to tell this story and honor all the Sherpas who lost their lives.”

Discovery Channel is available to all Suddenlink customers who have what is commonly known as Expanded Basic TV service.

‘Deadliest Catch’ Returns for Tenth Season

deadliest-catchThe Discovery Channel will launch season ten of “Deadliest Catch” this evening at 8 CT.

Tonight’s premiere marks ten years at sea for the reality show, which depicts life aboard vessels on the Bering Sea in the midst of crab-fishing season. “Deadliest Catch” will continue to follow fishermen working in one of the most dangerous professions on earth.

Discovery Channel is available to all Suddenlink customers who have what is commonly known as Expanded Basic TV service.

Discovery Cancels Everest Jump Live

After a tragic avalanche killed at least 13 people Friday, the Discovery Channel has cancelled the live broadcast of Everest Jump Live, scheduled for May 11.

The network had planned to air daredevil Joby Ogwyn’s attempt at the first wing-suit flight off the top of Mount Everest. The primetime event will no longer take place.

The Discovery Channel released a statement Sunday saying, “In light of the overwhelming tragedy at Mount Everest and respect for the families of the fallen, Discovery Channel will not be going forward with Everest Jump Live. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the whole Sherpa community.”

Discovery Channel is available to all Suddenlink customers who have what is commonly known as Expanded Basic TV service.

‘Clarence’ Premieres Tonight on Cartoon Net

ClarenceCartoon Network debuts a new animated series tonight at 8 CT. “Clarence” is brought to life by creator Skyler Page, former storyboard artist for the network’s quirky “Adventure Time” series.

USA Today offers a sneak peek.

Cartoon Network is available to virtually all Suddenlink customers who have what is commonly known as Expanded Basic TV service.

 

Romance Out. Horror In. What Women Watch

Horror showsAccording to the recent AdWeek article “What Women Watch on TV,” today’s female audiences are gobbling up television’s darker fare.

More than half (59 percent) of FX’s “American Horror Story: Coven” viewers were women. Within the cable drama realm, the next three most popular shows among female audiences were AMC’s “The Walking Dead,” FX’s “Sons of Anarchy,” and ABC Family’s “Pretty Little Liars.”

Another fun fact: More women watch NBC’s “Sunday Night Football” than the network’s reality romance show “The Bachelorette.”

Food Net Stops in Bossier City

FN_Food-Court-Wars_s4x3_lgAccording to the Shreveport Times, The Food Network reality competition series “Food Court Wars” makes a stop in Suddenlink-served Bossier City, La., in this Sunday’s episode (7 p.m. CT).

In “Bistro to Go vs. Southern Traditions,” pits two friends hoping to expand their catering business against a father-daughter team with a passion for southern cooking.

Food Network is available to virtually all Suddenlink customers who have what is commonly known as Expanded Basic TV service.

‘Deadliest Catch’ Fantasy Game is Back

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Season 10 of Discovery’s “Deadliest Catch” is around the corner, with the first episode bowing April 22. That makes it the perfect time to start planning your dream crew for the annual Deadliest Catch Fantasy Game.

High scorers qualify for weekly prizes and one gamer could win a chance to meet the captains in Dutch Harbor, Alaska. Sign up April 8, but check out the details now.

Discovery Channel is available to all Suddenlink customers who have what is commonly known as Expanded Basic TV service.

C-SPAN Celebrates 35 Years with Great Moments Videos

To celebrate its 35th birthday this week, C-SPAN has compiled a video list of the network’s 35 greatest moments. The collection features one event from each year C-SPAN has been on the air, live and commercial-free.

C-SPAN, created by the cable television industry to provide public access to the political process without editing, commentary or analysis, is available to all Suddenlink customers who have what is commonly known as Expanded Basic TV service.

‘Heirs to the Dare’ Features Current Stunt Artists

Three adrenaline junkies follow in the footsteps of past daredevils, performing dangerous stunts on Discovery Channel’s “Heirs to the Dare,” premiering tonight, 8 p.m. CT.

The show follows famed Harley rider Bubba Blackwell; Henry “Pitbull” Rife, an ATV stunt artist with a local following who hopes to hit the big-time; and retired daredevil Super Joe Reed, who is looking for a comeback. All three are willing to break bones as they attempt to break records.

Discovery Channel is available to all Suddenlink customers who have what is commonly known as Expanded Basic TV service.

‘Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey’ Debuts Sunday

A new 13-part series, “Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey,” will debut Sunday, 8 p.m. CT, with a cross-network simulcast on multiple U.S. Fox networks, including FOX, National Geographic Channel, FX, FXX, FXM, FOX Sports 1, FOX Sports 2, Nat Geo WILD, Nat Geo Mundo and FOX Life.

“Cosmos” explores how we discovered the laws of nature and found our coordinates in space and time. It is meant as a follow-up to Carl Sagan’s 1980 Emmy and Peabody Award-winning series “Cosmos: A Personal Voyage.”

Several members of the creative team that produced Sagan’s series, including writer/executive co-producer Ann Druyan, collaborated with executive co-producer Seth McFarlane (yes, the man who brought us “Family Guy” and “Ted”) to bring the new series to life. Renowned astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson will host.

After the cross-network premiere, “Cosmos” will continue airing Sundays on FOX (8 p.m.), and Mondays – with bonus footage and behind-the-scenes content – on National Geographic Channel (9 p.m.).